It has been another week of managerial changes for both clubs, former Rams defender Paul Williams taking charge of Forest for the remainder of the season and Harry Redknapp being drafted in by Derby as a ‘Football Advisor’ to work alongside head coach Darren Wassall.
Williams’ first game in charge ended in a 1-1 draw at Hull City and he was pleased that his side tried to take the game to their promotion-chasing opponents.
Although supporters may be hoping for a little more attacking intent from the Reds, with Andy Reid also on board the coaching team, their defensive strength is still more likely to decide the result on Saturday.
Forest’s matches away from home against the other five teams in the Championship top six have all been tight affairs and the Hull game was the first time that more than one goal had been scored.
The Reds lost by a single goal at Brighton, Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday and won by the same score at Middlesbrough.